Tag: Labour

Libraries News Round-up: 27 April 2018

Open Democracy: 27 April Public libraries are vital to local communities – Labour must fight to defend them written by Alan Wylie https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/alan-wylie/public-libraries-are-vital-to-local-communities-labour-must-fight-to-defend-them  Eastbourne Herald: 27 April East Sussex | Both libraries need support https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/both-libraries-need-support-1-8477865 Barnet Times: 27 April Barnet…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 July

Lancashire Telegraph: 14 July Labour questions cost of saving East Lancashire libraries http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15406165.Labour_questions_cost_of_saving_East_Lancashire_libraries/ Lancashire Post: 14 July Closed down libraries will reopen Proposals agreed by cabinet will see the phased reopening of 14 libraries, nine of which will be run…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 August 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 26th August Jeremy Corbyn promises to reverse arts spending cuts https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/aug/25/jeremy-corbyn-arts-pupil-premium-primary-schools-reverse-spending-cuts   THE BOOKSELLER : 26th August Corbyn pledges to reverse cuts to arts spending and develop a national policy for libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/corbyn-promise-reverse-cuts-arts-spending-383051   Blackpool Gazette :…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 August 2016

Public Libraries News : 24th August Editorial | A Labour library mess-up and the police in libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/08/a-labour-library-mess-up-and-the-police-in-libraries.html Coventry Telegraph : 25th August Letter | ‘Anyone who thinks this is a good idea has no concept of what a library…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 August 2016

LGA : 24th August Council library staff trained to help people file police reports http://www.localgov.co.uk/Council-library-staff-trained-to-help-people-file-police-reports/41507| Infoism : 24th August Public libraries, police and the normalisation of surveillance http://infoism.co.uk/2016/08/police-libraries/ West Briton : 24th August Cornwall | Upton Cross library facing closure as council…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 August 2016

Book Brunch : 17th August Libraries: no plans and no leadership — Desmond Clarke http://www.bookbrunch.co.uk/article_free.asp?pid=libraries_no_plans_and_no_leadership Leon’s Library Blog : 17th August Reply from Owen Smith https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/08/17/reply-from-owen-smith/ Accrington Observer : 17th August Lancashire | Bids to save borough libraries revealed – but will…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 July 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th July Letter | Noisier libraries with even fewer books Scroll down for letter http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/07/28/letters-rural-grants-paralysed-by-second-guessing-of-brexit-by-b/ Evesham Journal : 29th July Revised Ludlow Library story Reduction in opening hours will save just £4,000 from Shropshire Council’s annual libraries budget, it is…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 28th July Derby plans to hand 11 libraries over to volunteers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/derby-plans-hand-11-libraries-over-volunteers-369256 Accrington Observer : 28th July MP enlisted David Cameron in talks to save our libraries http://www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/news/mp-enlisted-david-cameron-talks-11673663 Huffington Post : 28th July Last of the Rare…

Library News Round-up: 27 April 2015

Public Libraries News : 26th AprilEditorial | When librarians should fear the quiethttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/04/when-librarians-should-fear-the-quiet.htmlEast Grinstead Courier : 26th April Surrey | Lingfield library to lose paid staff in May? http://m.eastgrinsteadcourier.co.uk/Library-lose-paid-staff/story-26367008-detail/story.html  THE GUARDIAN : 25th AprilBrent Central: Lib Dems, libraries and the Labour tide http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/apr/25/brent-central-lib-dems-libraries-and-the-labour-tideWales Online :…

Library News Round-up: 16 April 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th AprilLabour slams coalition’s ‘legacy of boarded-up libraries’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/labour-slams-coalitions-legacy-boarded-librariesThe Lincolnite : 16th AprilLincolnshire heritage sites included in libraries outsourcing contractinc. libraries refshttp://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/04/lincolnshire-heritage-sites-included-in-libraries-outsourcing-contract/ Hinckley Times : 16th AprilLeicestershire | Library offload plans progress for villages http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/library-offload-plans-progress-villages-9054656News North Wales : 16th AprilPetitions’ bid to…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 August 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th AugustCarnegie Trust launches £200,000 library innovation fundA three-year funding programme, Carnegie Library Lab, will create partnerships with up to 15 libraries looking to develop “innovative practice.”  Libraries will be able to apply for a grant during…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd November 2013

The Star : 3rd November ‘Petty’ Sheffield library closures anger http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/petty-sheffield-library-closures-anger-1-6210830 St Albans Review : 3rd November Herts | Meeting to discuss future of library services in St Albans A total of ten public meetings are being held, one in each district…

Libraries News Round-up: 1st November 2013

Hansard | House of Lords – Volunteers in public libraries Debate led by Lord Stevenson of Balmacara http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201314/ldhansrd/text/131029-gc0001.htm#13102978000371 Local Government Lawyer : 31st October Councils told to raise game on business rates collection as arrears top £1.2bn All Campaigners> Why not…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th September 2013

PRIVATE EYE Issue 1349 (p.32) Library News | Sunderland THE BOOKSELLER : 18th September Speak Up For Libraries conference in November http://www.thebookseller.com/news/speak-libraries-conference-november.html Alan Gibbons Diary : 18th September Alan’s thoughts on the free school meals measure  “While a child’s stomach has to…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th September 2013

No Confidence in Ed Vaizey : 10th September Bob Usherwood: our professional duty to support the motion http://noconfidenceinedvaizey.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/bob-usherwood-our-professional-duty-to-support-the-motion/ Inside Moray : 10th September Opposition gathers as Moray Council admit legal challenge likely http://insidemoray.co.uk/?p=835 The Scotsman : 10th September Half of…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th May 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 28th May Sefton and Manchester: libraries latest http://www.thebookseller.com/news/sefton-and-manchester-libraries-latest.html Manchester Evening News : 28th May Manchester’s Libraries reprieved amid ‘shambles’ claims Council bosses passed an  amended plan at their latest executive meeting after protests from  campaigners and a…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th May 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. SW Londoner : 20th May Gove faces backlash after South West London libraries insist children…